Table Of Contents: October 2010

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DIAMOND ANNIVERSARY: OPERA NEWS AT SEVENTY-FIVE

Vol. 75, No. 4

• The High Points of OPERA NEWS's Seventy-Five Year History
• Life Lessons: A Dozen Things Learned About the World of Opera
A Quiet Place Arrives at New York City Opera
• The Still Potent Artistry of Marilyn Maye
• The Crowd Snores: Has Opera's Audience Lost Its Way?
• Busseto via Belgrade: Verdi Baritone Željko Lučić
• Empire Builder: Baroque Master William Christie
• Sound Bites: Jennifer Zetlan


Features
Joan Sutherland
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Sydney, Australia, November 7, 1926–Les Avants, Switzerland, October 11, 2010 
Family Portrrait THMB 10110Family Portrait
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A Quiet Place, Leonard Bernstein's fractured domestic drama, had a hostile reception when it opened in 1983. As a new production of the work arrives at New York City Opera, WILLIAM R. BRAUN examines the score's considerable power. 
Maye in October THMB 10110Maye in October 
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SCOTT BARNES applauds the still-potent artistry of veteran pop singer and American classic Marilyn Maye.
Verdian Lucic THMB 10110The Verdian 
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Željko Lucic has steadily built an international reputation as a Verdi baritone. SCOTT ROSE profiles the Serbian-born artist, who this season returns to the Met as Count di Luna and Rigoletto.
Crowd Snores ToC THMB 10110The Crowd Snores 
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BRIAN KELLOW believes that opera audiences seem bored and disengaged. What's happened to make them that way? 
Net Effects 
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The internet has changed the way people talk about — and read about — opera. DANIEL STEPHEN JOHNSON reports. 
Life Lessons Gencer thmb 10110Life Lessons 
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F. PAUL DRISCOLL reveals a dozen things he's learned from OPERA NEWS about the world of opera. 
Constant Gardener HP THMB 10110The Constant Gardener 
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For years, William Christie's work with his superlative ensemble Les Arts Florissants has changed the face of Baroque and early music presentation. ADAM WASSERMAN talks to the conductor, who makes his long-awaited Met debut next month leading Così Fan Tutte.
Departments
Recordings
In Review
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The Cambridge Handel Encyclopedia; an unusual diva novel by Adrienne McDonnell. 

Q&A Cerny ToC THMB 10110Renaissance Man 
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ADAM WASSERMAN chats with Keith Cerny, the enterprising new general director of Dallas Opera, who appears poised to shepherd the company into a new era with his unique combination of fiscal acumen and Texas-sized plans. 
Macbeth Gaines HP Bucket 10110Macbeth's New Lady
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ADAM WASSERMAN chats with Chicago Shakespeare Theater founder and artistic director Barbara Gaines, who makes her opera debut this month staging Lyric Opera of Chicago's new Macbeth.
Ziporyn Portrait THMB 10110Bang on a Gamelan 
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TRISTAN KRAFT interviews composer and Bang on a Can All-Star Evan Ziporyn, whose opera A House in Bali premieres this month at BAM and Boston's Cutler Majestic Theatre.
Joan Sutherland
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Sydney, Australia, November 7, 1926–Les Avants, Switzerland, October 11, 2010 
Family Portrrait THMB 10110Family Portrait
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A Quiet Place, Leonard Bernstein's fractured domestic drama, had a hostile reception when it opened in 1983. As a new production of the work arrives at New York City Opera, WILLIAM R. BRAUN examines the score's considerable power. 
Viewpoint ToC THmb 10110Viewpoint: Pioneer Spirit
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by F. PAUL DRISCOLL
Maye in October THMB 10110Maye in October 
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SCOTT BARNES applauds the still-potent artistry of veteran pop singer and American classic Marilyn Maye.
Verdian Lucic THMB 10110The Verdian 
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Željko Lucic has steadily built an international reputation as a Verdi baritone. SCOTT ROSE profiles the Serbian-born artist, who this season returns to the Met as Count di Luna and Rigoletto.
On the Beat wadsworth THMB 10110On the Beat
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Boris without a net: how to stage a masterpiece of Russian opera in five quick weeks; McMahon sings Mabel in Arizona; VocalEssence offers Sousa's El Capitan in Minneapolis; Kelli O'Hara arrives at Feinstein's at Loews Regency.
by BRIAN KELLOW
Sound Bites Zetlan thmb 10110Sound Bites: Jennifer Zetlan
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by ADAM WASSERMAN
Crowd Snores ToC THMB 10110The Crowd Snores 
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BRIAN KELLOW believes that opera audiences seem bored and disengaged. What's happened to make them that way? 
Essentials Rusalka Cover med 10110Essentials
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by BRIAN KELLOW and TRISTAN KRAFT
Net Effects 
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The internet has changed the way people talk about — and read about — opera. DANIEL STEPHEN JOHNSON reports. 
Broadcasts Rheingold thmb 10110Metropolitan Opera Live in HD Broadcast: Das Rheingold
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Transmission of Saturday, October 9, 2010, 1:00 P.M. 
Life Lessons Gencer thmb 10110Life Lessons 
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F. PAUL DRISCOLL reveals a dozen things he's learned from OPERA NEWS about the world of opera. 
Boris Set HP THMB 10110Metropolitan Opera Live in HD Broadcast: Boris Godunov
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Transmission of Saturday, October 23, 2010, 12 Noon 
Constant Gardener HP THMB 10110The Constant Gardener 
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For years, William Christie's work with his superlative ensemble Les Arts Florissants has changed the face of Baroque and early music presentation. ADAM WASSERMAN talks to the conductor, who makes his long-awaited Met debut next month leading Così Fan Tutte.
Obituaries Mackerras THMB 10110Obituaries
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Groundbreaking maestro Charles Mackerras dies at eighty-four; tenors Anthony Rolfe Johnson and Giacinto Prandelli; conductor John Douglas.
Dateline
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by TRISTAN KRAFT 
Metropolitan Opera Guild Report ToC Thmn 10110Metropolitan Opera Guild Annual Report
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by RICHARD J. MILLER, JR.

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